Q:hi do you know why sampaloc manila was named. you know, "sampaloc" :)
But older maps label it at San Paloc. Yep, still not sure if the place was named after Tamarind or some Franciscan Saint with a nickname Paloc.
The last week of 2012 was an interesting week for me. I’m in Vigan and the woman is in the same place. We are breathing the same air, we are walking in the same place. Chances are, if we have the same interests, she might be doing the same stuff I’m doing in the same city: getting awestruck at a city that does not need the skyscrapers to show itself proudly.
So I’ve played a game of signs with the universe again: She, Me, in a city 400 kilometers away from the city where we first met. If we met, then it’s the universe telling us something and if not that’s it. The end.
We could have met at the Cathedral, we could have met at Calle Crisologo, we could have met at the Plaza. It didn’t happen. I guess, that’s the universe telling me something. It’s not the same anymore.
Well, I guess that ends things between us. Let’s leave the past behind, it’s already the new year.
The emptiness of the province gave me one thing. A good vantage of the fireworks display. If in the city it still smells gunpowder the dawn after the New Year Revelries, here it still smells fresh like no fireworks happened.
Yes, I’m here at the province (Ilocos Sur) for two weeks already. I really needed a rest after that so physically and emotionally draining 2012, good thing I’m here. I have nothing to worry here except to eat and sleep and go to the city for some time.
I visited Vigan City again last December 30, and tomorrow I’ll visit the Batac - Paoay - Laoag. I think I could live here permanently. I’ll blog everything about this when I come back to Manila next week.
PS: You know that version of me that became increasingly angry and full of bitterness towards the world? I think I killed him already.
Q:Hey kuya, any advice on getting into UP? with the UPCAT, I mean. Do you think it's necessary to enroll into a review coarse? I'm a junior and have been offered by a number of review centers. They're kinda pricey, if you ask me though.
I think it’s an added advantage, I think. But I have HS Batchmates that did not bother to review but passed at UP Diliman. Go and review, if you think they are expensive (I think yes), better ask out if they have installment schemes so payment is a bit bearable.
Sometimes, being able to enter UP is a matter of destiny. LOL.
Oh I see. So I think MRT7 might be extended underground to Malvar or branching elevated tracks connecting the three lines will constructed to unify MRT7 (and the proposed 9) and the LRT 1 and MRT 3 in Malvar.
So I think if this stationing scheme proceeds, Malvar Station is the Transfer Station between different Train Lines and City and Provincial Buses (Given that the bus terminal is a good walk away).
Thank God it’s not SM North Common Terminal. LOL.
But I think it’s viable,given that MRT 7’s proposed North Avenue Station is supposed to be underground while the LRT 1 and MRT 3 is elevated.
Wait, Caloocan folks, how near or how far Malvar is from Monumento and Balintawak? I suppose the unified North Provincial Bus Terminal will be also located nearby.
If you are a Non-UP student, and you have the privilege to have met one, what do you expect from them?
passivedaydreamer said: is this in pangasian/ la union? :))
A few miles away!
Guess where am I. Those who know me, don’t spoil the fun or I’ll kill you.
What is the most awkward question asked on you by a relative in Family Gatherings?
Christmas Season is not complete without ever attending a large family reunion or a family gathering. If you haven’t been seen by your relatives in a long time, they will bombard you with questions that you’ll seek heaven for an answer. Right? So I bet you all have experienced this situation.
For me, I was bombarded with a “Kailan ka gragraduate? (When are you graduating from school?)” question earlier. I think for close relatives I said “April.” if not, I’ll smile at them. Another example would be “Pumayat (Tumaba) ka ata? (I think you’ve gotten thin (fat), right?)”
So what’s yours? This also apply to non-Christmas gatherings.
People come and go.
Actually my first go at Time Lapse. This is a patience testing activity.